Welshpool & Area Events


Welshpool plays host to a range of events throughout the year.

For further details please contact the Tourist Information Centre:
Tel: 01938 552 043
Email: ticwelshpool@btconnect.com

The list below outlines events organised by the Town Council as well as local businesses and organisation

2017

APRIL

‘Bones to Bronze’ Extinct Species of the Macarene Islands. Exhibition at Powysland Museum
*Canal Boat Trips starting Easter Weekend. Every Sat & Sun, 11am-2pm. Tickets from the Tourist Information Centre. Adults £8, Children £4. 01938 552 043
Sat 1st: Farmers Market, Coed y Dinas. 9-2pm
Sat 1st/Sun 2nd: Lambing on the Farm, Lake Vyrnwy. 1pm-3.30pm. Adults £7.50, Children £3.75. Booking Essential.01691 870 278
Tues 4th:Knit & Natter, Welshpool Library. 2-3pm. 01938 553 001
Tues 4th: Easter Bingo, Corn Exchange, 7pm. Doors open 6.30pm. 07782 166 342
Weds 5th: Quiz Night, Smithfield Bell, 7pm. In aid of the Royal British Legion. 07782 166 342
Thurs 6th: Carnival Queen Selection & Talent Show. Town Hall
Sat 8th/Sun 9th: Lambing on the Farm. See above
Mon 10th: ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’, Flicks in the Sticks. Town Hall. Doors open 6.30pm. £3.50
Mon 10th: Lego Club, Welshpool Library. 10-12. 01938 553 001
Tues 11th: Cambrian Line Focus Group Meeting, Corn Exchange. 7pm. All welcome
Tues 11th: Easter Activities relating to animals, Powysland Museum. 11.30-2pm. Ages 3 and above, under 8’s with an adult. £3 per child. Booking essential. 01938 554 656
Fri 14th/Sat 15th: Family Camp Out, Llanfyllin Workhouse. Full Day of Family Activities Saturday. £5pp. 07534 354 082
Fri 14th/Mon 17th: Canal Boat Trips, Town Wharf. 11am & 2pm. Adults £8, Children £4. Tickets from Tourist Information Centre.
Fri 14th/Mon 17th: Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, Powis Castle. 11-4pm. £2 plus Normal Admission.
Fri 14th/Mon 17th: Easter Egg Hunt, Tourist Information Centre. Free
Fri 14th/Mon 17th: Easter Bunny Trail, Gregynog. 01686 650 224
Sat 15th: Table Top Sale, Corn Exchange. 9-1. 07782 166 342
Sat 15th/Sun16th: Lambing on the Farm. See above
Sat 15th/Mon 17th: Easter Bunny Hunt, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 15th: Antiques Fair. Welshpool Livestock Market. £2 entry
Sun 16th: House Visit at Gregynog. 2.30pm. 01686 650 224
Sun 16th: Easter Sunday Scavenger Hunt, RSPB Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-4pm. £3 per child. Booking Advisable. 01938 870 278
Tues 18th:Knit & Natter, Welshpool Library. 2-3pm. 0193 553 001
Thurs 20th: Quiz Night, Bowling Club, Welshpool. 7.30pm prompt. £4 per team. Register team at 01938 553818
Thurs 20th: Easter Activities relating to Animals. Powysland Museum. 11.30-2pm. Ages 3 and above, under 8’s with an adult. £3 per child. Booking Essential. 01938 554 656
Sat 22nd/Sun 23rd: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sat 22nd: Craft Fair, Corn Exchange. 9am onwards
Sat 22nd: Gregynog Young Musician Competition. 01686 650 224
Sat 22nd/Sun 23rd: Lambing on the Farm. See above
Sun 23rd: ‘Opening of the Greens’, Welshpool Bowling Club. 2pm-6pm. Maesydre Recreation Ground. All Welcome
Mon 24th:Reading Group,Welshpool Library.5-6.15pm
Sat 29th: 1940’s Spring Big Band Dance. Town Hall. 7.30pm. £11. Tickets from Theatre Hafren. 01686 614 555
Sat 29th/Sun 30th: Lambing on the Farm. See above
Sat 29th/Sun 30th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above

MAY

‘Bones to Bronze’ Extinct Species of the Macarene Islands. Exhibition at Powysland Museum
Free ‘Dragon Hunt’ until September. Tourist Information Centre
*Canal Boat Trips every weekend, 11am & 2pm. Adults £8, Children £4. Tickets from Tourist Information Centre. 01938 552 043
Mon 1st: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Mon 1st: Cloverlands Model Car Collection, Open Day. Institute, Montgomery. 10am-5pm. £2.50 (Under 16’s Free).
Tues 2nd:Knit & Natter,Welshpool Library. 2-3pm. 01938 553 001
Sat 6th: The Paul Ray Laughter Show, Welshpool Town Bowling Club, Maesydre. 7pm. £6 Adults. £3 Children. Tickets from Welshpool Jewellers
Sat 6th: Martin Barry, Church House. Doors Open 7pm. £10 inc Supper – Bring Own Drinks. Tickets from Welshpool Jewellers.
Sat 6th: Farmers Market, Coed y Dinas. 9-2pm
Sat 6th: Community Volunteers Day. Town Hall
Sat 6th: Montgomery Triathlon. www.montgomerycanal.me.uk   
Sat 6th: Welsh National Rally. www.clivemcc.co.uk
Sat 6th/Sun 7th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sun 7th: Dog Walk, 3pm. Meet at Tourist Information Centre. £3 per dog or £5 for two.Prize Draw for Doggy Hamper.
Mon 8th: ‘The Light Between Oceans’, Flicks in the Sticks. Town Hall. Doors open 6.30pm. £3.50
Fri 12th: Talk on the SR71 Blackbird by Col Richard Graham USAF (retired). Welshpool. For more information call John Roberts 01938 810 499 or Geoff Hill 01938 554 222
Sat 13th/Sun14th: Orange Weekend, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 13th/Sun 14th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sat 13th: Plains Rally. www.plainsrally.co.uk
Sat 13th: Antiques Fair, Welshpool Livestock Market. £2 entry
Sun 14th: Gregynog House Visit. 2.30pm. 01686 650 224
Sun 14th: Powys Trail 10k Run. 11am. Children’s Fun Run at 10am. For Information and Registration: www.rundolliesrun.org.uk/10
Mon 15th: Train Versus Bus, The Southern Way. Corn Exchange, 7.30pm. Talk by Reg Davies.
Tues 16th:Knit & Natter, Welshpool Library. 2-3pm. 01938553001
Sat 20th/Sun 21st:Pots & Plants Festival, Gregynog. 01686 650 224
Sat 20th/Sun 21st: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Mon 22nd:Reading Group, Library.5-6.15pm.01938553001
Sat 27th: Fish & Chips Train. Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Advance Booking Essential. 01938 810 441
Sun 28th: Welshpool Music Festival. www.welshpoolmusicfest.com
Sat 27th/Sun 28th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sun 28th: Montgomeryshire Vintage Club Spring Road Run for Vintage & Classic Tractors. 10.00 start, Castle Caereinion. email: t.j.green@hotmail.co.uk
Mon 29th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Mon 29th: Welshpool Carnival
Tues 30th:Knit & Natter,Welshpool Library. 2-3pm. 01938553001

JUNE

‘The Vikings in Wales’ Exhibition. Powysland Museum
Free ‘Dragon Hunt’ until September. Tourist Information Centre
*Canal Boat Trips every Weekend, 11am & 2pm. Adults £8, Children £4. Tickets from Tourist Information Centre. 01938 552 043
Fri 2nd/Sat 3rd: Family Camp Out, Llanfyllin Workhouse. Full Day of Family Activities Saturday. £5pp. 07534 354 082
Sat 3rd: Farmers Market, Coed y Dinas. 9-2pm
Sat 3rd: Carl Brent Laughter Show, Church House, 7.30pm. Tickets from Welshpool Jewellers. 07782 166 342
Sat 3rd/Sun 4th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sat 3rd/Sun 4th: Orange Weekend. Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 4th: Mayors Parade & Community Awards.
Fri 9th/Sat 10th: Welshpool Poetry Festival. Various Venues around the Town. www.welshpoolpoetryfestival.org.uk
Sat 10th/Sun 11th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sat 10th: Welsh Tea Train, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Advanced Booking Advised. 01938 810 441
Sun 11th: Gregynog Garden open for NGS and House Visit to the Hall. 01686 650 224
Sun 11th: Bob Jones Memorial Airshow and Festival of Transport, Welshpool Airport. www.welshpoolairshow.co.uk
Tues 13th:Knit & Natter, Library. 2-3pm. 01938 553 001
Fri 16th/Sun 2nd : Gregynog Festival. 01686 650 224
Sat 17th: Mountain Bike Challenge, Llanfyllin High School. 10-6. All Ages Welcome. facebook.com/montytrax
Sat 17th: The Andrew Lloyd Football Festival & Family Fun Day, Forden Community Sports Field. Kick -Off 10am, £10 Entry per team. Entry Forms from Cock Hotel Forden or Flash Leisure Centre. Family Entertainment from Midday.
Sat 17th/Sun 18th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sun 18th: Father’s Day on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. 01938 810 441
Sat 24th/Sun 25th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sat 24th/Sun 25th: Orange Weekend, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Mon 26th: Reading Group, Library.5-6.15pm.01938553001
Tues 27th: Knit & Natter, Library. 2-3pm. 01938 553 001

JULY

‘The Vikings in Wales’  Exhibition. Powysland Museum
Free ‘Dragon Hunt’ until September. Tourist Information Centre
* Canal Boat Trips every weekend. 11am & 2pm. Adults £8, Children £4. Tickets from Tourist Information Centre. 01938 552 043 (Not available on 15th & 16th July)
Sat 1st: Farmers Market, Coed y Dinas. 9-2pm
Sat 1st: Montgomery Street Fair
Sat 1st: Canada Day, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 1st/Sun 2nd: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Mon 3rd: Bonhams Valuation Day at Gregynog. 01686 650 224
Fri 7th: Winetasting at Gregynog. 01686 650 224
Sat 8th/Sun 9th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sun 9th: Welsh Tea Train, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Advance Booking Advised. 01938 810 441
Sun 9th: Walk for Parkinsons, Lake Vyrnwy. www.parkinsons.org.uk

Sun 9th: House Visit, Gregynog. 2.30pm. 01686 650 224
Tues 11th: Knit & Natter, Library. 2-3pm. 01938 553 001
Fri 14th/Sun 16th: Llandrindod Wells Cycle Fest.
Fri 14th/Sun 16th: Welshpool County & Music Festival. Powis Castle Showground. www.countrywestern.org.uk
Sat 15th: Montgomeryshire Vintage Club Summer Road Run for Vintage & Classic Tractors. Start 3.30pm Coed y Dinas. email: t.j.green@hotmail.co.uk
Sat 15th/Sun 16th: No Canal Boat Trips Available.
Sat 15th/Sun 16th: Orange Weekend, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 16th: Montgomeryshire Vintage Club Summer Crank-Up and Vintage Show. 10.30am Coed y Dinas. £3 entry, accompanied children free. email: t.j.green@hotmail.co.uk
Sat 22nd: Canal & Food Festival. Welshpool
Sat 22nd/Sun 23rd: Short Canal Boat Trips. No Booking Necessary
Mon 24th:Reading Group, Library. 5-6.15pm.01938553001
Mon 24th/Thurs 27th: Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells
Tues 25th: Knit & Natter, Library. 2-3pm. 01938 553 001
Weds 26th: Fish & Chip Train, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Advance Booking Essential. 01938 810 441
Sat 29th/Sun 30th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sat 29th/Sun 30th: Young Members Weekend (Under 25). Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Advance Registration Required. 01938 810 441
Sat 29th/Sun 30th: Orange Weekend, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. www.wllr.org.uk

AUGUST

‘Vikings in Wales Exhibition. Powysland Museum
Free ‘Dragon Hunt’ until September. Tourist Information Centre
*Canal Boat Trips every Weekend. 11am & 2pm. Adults £8, Children £4. Tickets from Tourist Information Centre. 01938 552 043
Sat 5th/Sun 6th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above.
Sat 5th: Farmers Market, Coed y Dinas. 9-2pm
Sun 6th: Gregynog House Visit. 2.30pm. 01686 650 224
Tues 8th:Knit & Natter, Welshpool Library. 2-3pm. 01938 553 001
Thurs 10th: Guilsfield Show
Thurs 10th/Sun 13th: Phoenix Alternative Festival, Llanfyllin Workhouse. 01691 649 062
Sat 12th: Llanfyllin Show
Sat 12th/Sun 13th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sat 12th/Sun 13th: Ham Radio Weekend & Orange Weekend, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Mon 14th/Sat 19th: Welshpool in Bloom
Fri 18th/Sat 19th: Family Camp Out, Llanfyllin Workhouse. Family Activities Saturday. £5pp. 07534 354 082
Sat 19th: Montgomery Show. montgomeryshow.co.uk
Sat 19th/Sun 20th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sun 20th: House Visit at Gregynog. 2.30pm. 01686 650 224
Tues 22nd:Knit & Natter,Welshpool Library. 2-3pm. 01938553001
Sat 26th: Berriew Show
Sat 26th: Opera Extravaganza, Llanfyllin Workhouse.01691860549
Sat 26th: Fish & Chip Train, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Advance Booking Essential. 01938 810 441
Sat 26th/Sun 27th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sat 26th/Sun 27th: Orange Weekend, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Mon 28th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above.
Mon 28th:Reading Group, Library.5-6.15pm.01938553001

SEPTEMBER

Artworks by Welshpool High School Students. Powysland Museum
*Canal Boat Trips every Weekend. 11am & 2pm. Adults £8, Children £4. Tickets from Tourist Information Centre. 01938 552 043
Fri 1st/Sat 2nd: Llanwddyn Weekend of Folk & Acoustic Music. www.llanwddynevents.co.uk
Fri 1st/Sun 3rd: Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Steam Gala.
Sat 2nd: Llanfair Caereinion Show
Sat 2nd: Tea with the Tudors. Afternoon Tea with Tudor Re-enactors. Church House, 2.30pm £5, under 16 £3. Tickets from Welshpool Jewellers.
Sat 2nd: Farmers Market, Coed y Dinas. 9-2pm
Sat 2nd/Sun 3rd: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Tues 5th:Knit & Natter, Welshpool Library. 2-3pm. 01938 553 001
Thurs 7th: Commonwealth Baton passes through Welshpool
Sat 9th/Sun 10th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sun 10th:Open Doors Day at Gregynog. 12-4.30pm. 01686650224
Sat 16th: 50’s/60’s Night Plus Elvis Tribute. Church House, 7.30pm. £10 inc Supper. Bring Own Drinks. Tickets from Welshpool Jewellers
Sat 16th/Sun 17th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sat 16th/Sun 17th: Teddy Bear Weekend, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 17th: Race the Train. Details TBC
Tues 19th:Knit & Natter,Welshpool Library. 2-3pm. 01938553001
Sat 23rd: Diesel Day, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 23rd/Sun 24th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sat 23rd: Baroque Musical Event, Montgomery
Sun 24th: House Visit at Gregynog. 2.30pm. 01686 650 224
Mon 25th:Reading Group, Library.5-6.15pm.01938553001
Fri 29th/Sun 1st Oct: 1940’s Weekend. Various events and activities around the town. 077821 66342
Sat 30th: Canal Boat Trips. See Above
Sat 30th/Sun 1st: Grand Finale, 1940’s Weekend. Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 30th: Vintage Tea Dance, Church House. 2-5pm. £5 inc tea & cakes. Tickets from Theatre Hafren. 01686 614 555

OCTOBER

World War 1: ‘The Homefront’ Exhibition. Powysland Museum
Sun 1st: Flicks in the Sticks ‘Casablanca’. Church House, 2.30pm. £5 inc Tea & Cake. Tickets from Welshpool Jewellers.
Tues 3rd:Knit & Natter, Welshpool Library. 2-3pm. 01938 553 001
Fri 6th/Sun 8th: Montgomery Walking Festival
Sat 7th: Farmers Market. Coed y Dinas. 9-2pm
Sat 14th: Community Table Top Sale & Coffee Morning. Corn Exchange. 9-1.
Sun 15th: Gregynog Gardens open for NGS. 01686 650 224
Tues 17th:Knit & Natter,Welshpool Library. 2-3pm. 01938553 001
Sun 22nd: Gregynog House Visit. 2.30pm. 01686 650 224
Mon 23rd: The Oil Man Speaks, 111. Talk by Alan Higgins. Corn Exchange, 7.30pm
Mon 23rd:Reading Group,Library. 5-6.15pm.01938553001
Sat 28th: Mid Wales Model Railway Show, Town Hall. 10.30-4.30. Adults £4, Accompanied Children Free.
Sat 28th: Halloween on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Tues 31st:Knit & Natter,Welshpool Library. 2-3pm. 01938 553 001

NOVEMBER

World War 1: ‘The Homefront’ Exhibition. Powysland Museum
Sat 4th: Farmers Market, Coed y Dinas. 9-2pm
Sat 4th: Fireworks Display, Maes y Dre
Mon 6th: Field of Remembrance
Fri 10th: Service at Memorial Garden, Welshpool
Fri 10th: Festival of Remembrance, Town Hall
Sat 11th: Minutes Silence, 11am, Town Hall
Sat 12th: Remembrance Service & Parade
Tues 14th:Knit & Natter,Welshpool Library. 2-3pm. 01938553001
Mon 27th:Reading Group, Library. 5-6.15pm.01938553001
Tues 28th:Knit & Natter,Welshpool Library. 2-3pm. 01938553001

DECEMBER

Fri 1st: Christmas Lights Switch On, Welshpool
Sat 2nd: Welshpool Winter Festival.
Sat 2nd: Farmers Market, Coed y Dinas. 9-2pm
Sat 9th/Sun 10th: Santa Specials, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Tues 12th:Knit & Natter,Welshpool Library. 2-3pm. 01938553001
Sat 16th/Sun 17th/Mon 18th: Santa Specials, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Fri 29th: Rock n Roll Christmas, Church House, 7.30pm.  Tickets include supper, bring own drinks. On Sale from 1st July. Early Booking is Advised.